Health informatics

Which voices led medical misinformation in the early stages of COVID?

In the early and thus far most devastating stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists were at a near loss on how to treat the deadly disease. The public was desperate for information. Consequently, two antimalarial drugs—chloroquine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India records more than 45,000 cases of 'black fungus'

India recorded more than 45,000 cases of the deadly "black fungus" over the last two months, the health ministry said, as a nationwide outbreak sweeps through COVID-19 patients.

Health informatics

Anti-science, partisan tweets could flag an outbreak

In the realm of social media, anti-science views about COVID-19 align so closely with political ideology—especially among conservatives—that its predictability offers a strategy to help protect public health, a new USC ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using social media to map disease

People around the world compose and send more than 500 million Tweets every day—and in the middle of a global pandemic, there's a lot to be learned from those geotags and hashtags. The massive amounts of data created by ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Taking the measure of mental health in a pandemic

The disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic are far from over. Financial hardships, fear of infection, and continued social isolation continue to take a toll on the mental health of Americans.

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